As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Shanta Holdings Ltd. is the main founder and primary financier of Ashulia Women and Children Hospital (AWCH). It is a fully philanthropic non-profit hospital located in Beron , Ashulia right on the Tongi -Ashulia-EPZ bypass road. This hospital’s mission is to support the overall development of women and children and the medical needs of the underprivileged segment of society. The Hospital runs and operates under a trust chaired by renowned national pediatrician Prof. Dr. M Q-K Talukder. Mr. Khondoker Monir Uddin, the Managing Director of Shanta, is a member of the Board of Trustees who acts as the chief advisor and counselor to the trust.
This hospital has been in operation since 2004, occupying a land area of 12 bighas with a current built-up area of approximately 250,000 sft. in an 8 storied building. It caters mainly to outpatient services 24 hours x 7 days a week. There are 171 beds including 12 ICU, 08 HDU, 12 NICU, 12 Neonatology and over 100 doctors and physicians of various specialties including a number of senior consultants. The hospital is also equipped with a modern diagnostic lab.
AWCH has research programs to identify the sufferings of women and children and suggests the government to address the same issues nationally to achieve the MDG set in terms of reducing child mortality and making other improvements. A couple of research findings have been submitted to the Government and also published in international medical journals with appreciation. AWCH has adopted a master plan to construct a Nursing College and also a Medical College in near future.